SKYO wrote: we should be a president trophy contending team for awhile
Vpete wrote:I had a two friends in the states who used to argue about politics all the time, one was a Republican and the other was a Democrat. The Repub used to tell the Dem that the only reason Clinton was good was that he only had to ride on the economic coattails of Reagan and Bush senior.
The Dems response was that at least Clinton was not dumb enough to screw it all up like Bush jr. That's kind of how I look at Gillis. He knows what he has, knows how it got there and has done everything to maximize his assets while taking some risks. Everyone has a shelf life but like Clinton he deserves another run just because he didn't screw everything up.
While I tend to not favour the 'you done good by not screwing up' approach, at least in business, politicians get a little more leeway from me in that area.
SKYO wrote:As long as Colarado/Minny/Flamers/Oilers don't get any better we should be a president trophy contending team for awhile, till the Oilers get some defense.
Anyways I like how MG has created a solid team atmosphere with hiring a lot of pro's in sleep/food/training etc, the feeling that the management actually care for each player, plus the development of draft picks/prospects and helping our farm team a lot.
However his dealings are not the greatest, some homeruns like white/rahimi for Ehrhoff.
Some questionable, like Sturm, the Hodgson-fiasco, trading for Ballard, Booth?(too small of sample size to judge that yet)
And his constant failing of trying to acquire a true power forward. Kassian will take awhile to develop so it could take two, three or even four years to see any impact of that ZK deal.
Our defense really needs a facelift as they usually rely on RL or CS to bail them out way too often, Edler/Hammy/Juice our the core, with Tanev on his way, somehow though MG has to stabilize that backend this offseason with either acquiring a top 2 dman or get a Willie Mitchell type along with J. Shultz to help out our offense, as we are at our best when we have solid puck control and agile deft hands/high octane scoring, like the way we were with Ehrhoff.
This potential Luongo deal could decide his fate when his new contract is almost up.
RoyalDude wrote:- Gillis was hired into a very favourable situation
vic wrote:RoyalDude wrote:- Gillis was hired into a very favourable situation
When Gillis took over, the team just finished a season where they went 1 for 7 down the stretch and finished dead last in the NW division.